In his post-match interview for the 2013/14 season opener against Aston Villa, Arsene said this: “…we are out to buy players. People always say ‘buy players, buy players, buy players’. When you tell them ‘tell me who?’ it becomes much more problematic.”
Here I have compiled a list for Wenger, as he asked. Please buy one player from each of these lists, Arsene.
The order the players are in within the lists is the order of which players (in my opinion) are the ones we should be in for most to least. (Ex. Rami is ahead of Sakho. Therefore, we should try to get Rami first; then if we can’t, get Sakho.)
Finally, the first price is what I think our starting bid should be, the second number is the highest I think we should go for that player.
Adil Rami, Valencia (£8 mil – £15 mil)
Mamadou Sakho, PSG (£10 mil – £15 mil)
Jesús Gámez, Málaga (£2 mil + Bendtner – £7 mil)
Micah Richards, ManchesterCity (£10 mil – £17 mil)
Sergio Agüero, Manchester City (£45 mil – £60 mil)
Luis Suárez, Liverpool (£50 mil – £55 mil)
Federico Marchetti, Lazio (£5 mil – £11 mil)
René Adler, Hamburger (£5 mil – £9 mil)
LB Cover/Other positions:
Fábio Coentrão, Real Madrid (£10 mil – £15 mil)
David Alaba, Bayern Munich (£15 mil – £25 mil)
İlkay Gündoğan, Borussia Dortmund (£20 mil – £30 mil)
Lars Bender, Bayer Leverkusen (£25 mil – £30 mil)
Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund (£30 mil – £40 mil)
Ángel di María, Real Madrid (£20 mil – £30 mil)
Stephan El Shaarawy, AC Milan (£28 mil – £38 mil)
Adem Ljajić, Fiorentina (£15 mil – £23 mil)
Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma, Barcelona (£20 mil – £25 mil)
Alexis Sánchez, Barcelona (£20 mil – £25 mil)
Christian Eriksen, Ajax (£12 mil – £25 mil)
Willian Borges da Silva, Anzhi Makhachkala (£20 mil – £35 mil)
Toni Kroos, Bayern Munich (£17 mil – £25 mil)
Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli (£12 mil – £20 mil)
Javier Hernández Balcázar, Manchester United (£18 mil – £30 mil)
Erik Lamela, Roma (£18 mil – £30 mil)
Luis Muriel, Udinese (£20 mil – £30 mil)
Some young players would be a bonus. Maybe even Flamini in on a free for one year, as cover for Diaby.
Now, don’t get me wrong; I am a huge Wenger fan, I want him to stay and be successful with Arsenal. But he asked for a list, so I’m giving it to him.
Note: Coentrão wouldn’t be a waste because he’s put in a transfer request. He could play LW when Gibbs and Monreal are fit.
Also, Alaba wouldn’t be a waste because he can play in the DM pivot when Monreal and Gibbs are fit.
Finally, this is only a small list of players. I realize there are many more players out there that we could buy (Cáceres, Eto’o, etc.). Please do post any more players that you think should be included on this list in the comments.
Thanks for reading. 😀
Written by: Dylan.